By John Ikani
Many travellers were left stranded on the Abuja-Kaduna Highway as angry residents have blocked the road over attacks especially the killing of a 13-year-old girl by bandits.
The highway was reportedly blocked at Anguwar Magaji in Chikun Local Government Area of the state.
The development comes days after bandits reportedly stormed the house of the village head and abducted his family as well as other persons in the community.
A resident of the area told newsmen that they were not safe at home and their farms.
“We cannot go to our farms and yet they will follow us to our homes to abduct us for ransom. They killed a 13-year-old girl, a security man in the village as well as abducted other residents including the family of the village head,” he said.
He explained that the residents only want security or to be allowed to protect themselves against the bandits.
The protesters who refused to listen to the plea of security personnel who approached them blocked the road and insisted that no one will pass through.
When they eventually withdrew the women amongst them remained on the road to continue the protest.
Responding to inquires pertaining the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in Kaduna, ASP Jalige Mohammed, said the State commissioner of police, Umar Muri, has directed the Area Commander to visit the scene of the protest and ensure orderliness.